6 August 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

#2 Thank you to everyone ho visited last week and to those joining us all on the second week of the great new Sweet Saturday Samples please enjoy.

While The Brat is rated 'sensual' and PG, there is no violence or 'explicit' sex in The Brat. There is some background reference, without details, to child abuse.


This  scene in my debut novel The Brat published by The Wild Rose Press follows on from last week.
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The sound of crunching gravel brought his attention back to the reverend as the manapproached them. “Mr. Kouvaris.” The clergyman extended his hand and held out the sealed envelope.

“I am delighted to carry out this small commission for Miss Williams.” He looked over his shoulder to the open grave, then continued, “Please accept my condolences at such a sad time.”

“Thank you.” Ben took the envelope. What else could he say?

“By your mother’s request, there’s no formal gathering after the funeral, but you are welcome to join me and my wife at the vicarage.” His gaze encompassed them both as his arm waved in the direction of a large house overlooking the graveyard.

“Thank you, but I’m leaving for Greece this evening.” Ben wished himself gone, then wondered aloud, “How did you identify me?”

The clergyman had moved away but swung round with a puzzled frown. “Miss Williams pointed you out when she asked me to give you this.” He indicated the envelope in Ben’s hand.

“I see.” He didn’t, but kept his own counsel. 

"Thank you,” Ben repeated and, with Mr. Cranborne, headed for his hired car.

The man beside him voiced the question running through Ben’s mind. “How did she know who you are?”

24 comments:

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Hmmm...How did she know? Great sample! Thanks for sharing.

kayspringsteen said...

OH! I could keep reading forever...and you just STOPPED! Oh yeah, this is a sample. :-)

Casea Major said...

Very intriguing. What could Miss Williams have sent him?

Lindsay said...

Intriguing snippet.

Meg said...

I love it when there are sounds and other sensory imagery in writing! CRUNCH! Intriguing post!

chocoaddict said...

I love a good mystery. Thanks!

Patty K

Pamela Mason said...

This is mysterious; have to wonder what's in the envelope also.
Thanks!

the1940mysterywriter said...

Everyone, this is a wonderful book. And a well-chosen snippet, too.
Gunnar

Jenna said...

This excerpt really leaves you wanting to know more. Great job in teasing us, Sherry. So many questions left unanswered so far!

Bri Clark said...

Chilly~Intrigue...love it

Lisa Kumar said...

I want to read more and see how everybody ties into the storyline!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Jennifer. The answer will be revealed. :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

kayspringsteen :-) thanks for coming by. I offer a little more in the coming weeks!

Sherry Gloag said...

Casea Major when *I* found out, I cried.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Lindsay.

Sherry Gloag said...

Your comment means a lot to me, Meg. Thank you for visiting.

Sherry Gloag said...

chocoaddict, glad you enjoyed it. :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Pamela, when I wrote that bit, I didn't know either!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you for your kind words, the1940mysterywriter

Sherry Gloag said...

Jenna, thanks for coming by. I'm delighted you enjoyed this clip.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you, Bri :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Lisa Kumar, please come back next week, when I'll continue from where I left off this week.

Jessica K said...

You cut it off just when we need to know more. Great job.

Marsha Ward said...

Oh my! What's in that envelope? And how DID she identify him? Good questions raised. Thanks!

Marsha Ward
Writer in the Pines